Patricia J. Britt was appointed, unanimously, by Cleveland City Council, as City Clerk, Clerk of Council on January 14, 2008.
As Clerk of Council, Britt is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Office of Cleveland City Council. In accordance with the Charter, her duties include supervising the recording and retention of all official reports, communications and transcripts delivered to Council, and the certification of all legislation.
In order to enable the work in Council, Britt is responsible for overseeing Cleveland City Council's Staff in the creation of policies and procedures, media relations, negotiation of contracts, management of City Council’s $7.3 million budget, and working with the 17 Members of Council and their Executive Assistants.
Prior to being appointed to serve as City Clerk, Clerk of Council, Britt was a Member of Cleveland City Council, representing Ward 6 from 1995 to 2008. Throughout her tenure as Councilwoman, Britt concentrated her efforts on stabilizing the assets in the Ward and facilitating opportunities for community and economic growth.
There were a number of development projects in Ward 6 during Britt’s tenure on Council including the transformation of a 14-acre brown field site into the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court and Detention Center; negotiating both the building of MetroHealth Clinic at the Buckeye Shopping Center and the beautification of Tony Brush Park in Little Italy; and assisting the internationally renowned Nottingham Spirk Business Innovation Firm in their relocation to Ward 6.
Britt served as a member of the Field Education Faculty of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University from 1990 to 2008. Britt has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Howard University, a certificate in State and Local Government from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and is a Master Municipal Clerk.
Britt serves on the National Community and Economic Development Committee of the National League of Cities. Locally, she serves on the Boards of the Great Lakes Science Center and the Levin College of Urban Affairs Visiting Committee at Cleveland State University, and currently is in Leadership Cleveland, Class of 2017.
You can reach the clerk of Cleveland City Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 216-664-4551. Or contact Deputy Clerk Allan Dryer at email@example.com or 216-664-4198 or Rochelle Long, executive assistant to the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-664-4590.